Gifts Received by the City

Over the years, the City of Midland and its citizens have been the recipients of many beautiful gifts from different organizations and communities. Many of these gifts are showcased near the City Manager's office, in:
  • Midland City Hall, 1st Floor
    333 W. Ellsworth St.
    Midland, MI 48640
Many lovely gifts from Midland's sister city of Handa, Japan, can also be found on the Mezzanine, second floor, at:
  • Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
    1710 W. St. Andrews St.
    Midland, MI 48640
Gifts Throughout the City
Description: Japanese Cherry Trees, located throughout Midland - a gift of Sister City Handa, Japan

Gifts at Midland City Hall
Japanese Cherry Trees, which are located throughout Midland.
Framed resolution from Dow Chemical.
Brick from Dow Chemical's 47 building, which was demolished to make way for Dow Diamond Baseball
Friendly Exchange Delegation gift from Zigong, China.
Description: 100th Anniversary Resolution of The Dow Chemical Company to the Community of Midland,  1997
Description: Brick from Dow Chemical's 47 Building, razed in 2005 to make way for Dow Diamond Baseball Stadium
Description: Friendly Exchange Delegation Gift to Midland from Sister City Zigong, China, 2002
Cement fan from the City of Handa.
Painting of flowers granted to the City from the City of Holland, Michigan.
The Arnold Center Recognition Award for 2007, presented to the City of Midland.
Description: Gift from Handa, Japan for the 2 Communities' 20th anniversary as Sister Cities, 2001
Description: Mayor's Exchange Gift from the City of Holland, MI, 2002
Description: Recognition from the Arnold Center of Midland for 25 Years of Support to the Organization, July 2007
Tapestry from Citizens of Handa
Multiple ceramic pieces from Handa decorate a table top in City Hall.
A wooden carving of an eagle given to Midland from the City of Handa.
Description: Tapestry from the citizens of Handa, Japan, given during Midland's visit to celebrate Handa's 70th anniversary as a city, 2007
Description: Various Gifts from Sister City Handa, Japan
Description: Wooden Carving of Eagle, Gift from Sister City Handa, Japan, 1996
Gifts at Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
Framed artwork from Handa commemorating the strong relationship between the 2 Cities.
Kosho Mase Art, generously granted to the City from Handa.
Framed art from Handa.
Description: Cloisonné Artwork from Handa, Japan, for 25th anniversary of Sister City Relationship, 2006
Description: Kosho Y. Mase artwork, given during Midland's visit to celebrate Handa's 75th anniversary as a city, October 2012
Description: Framed art from the City of Handa, given during Handa's visit to celebrate 30th Sister City anniversary, October 2012
Framed art from the Handa International Association.
Scarves showing Dashi Festival in Handa.
Framed image of an outlined pagoda from Handa.
Description: Framed art from Handa International Association, given during Midland delegation visit to celebrate Handa's 70th anniversary as a city, 2007
Description: Scarves showing Dashi Festival, from Handa City Council, given during Midland delegation visit to celebrate Handa's 70th anniversary as a city, 2007
Description: Handa gift, given during Midland's visit to Japan to celebrate Handa's 75th anniversary, October 2012
Japanese Stone Lantern Garden, which decorated the exterior of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.
Description: Japanese Stone Lantern Garden, a gift of Handa, Japan on 10th anniversary of the Midland / Handa Sister City Friendship (located behind Grace A. Dow Library)